Welcome to the launch of the Oregon Symphony’s new series, minute for music. The concept is simple. Take a minute out of your day, and get to know the Oregon Symphony musicians. A couple of times every week, we’ll be sharing video content that was created for you, by your Oregon Symphony musicians. You may hear them play a favorite piece (often, in unusual settings), they may share favorite music that perhaps you’ll enjoy as well, or it may simply be a “day in the life of…” We hope you enjoy the view.

 

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20. Assistant Principal Trombonist Robert Taylor

We’re getting sentimental over seeing you again at the concert hall.

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19. Violist Leah Ilem, Cellist Trevor Fitzpatrick, and Assistant Principal Cellist Marilyn de Oliveira

In honor of those who have lost their lives serving our country, we share with you a Memorial Day minute for music from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

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18. Violists Leah Ilem and Brian Quincey

A Synchronized Sonata

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17. Associate Concertmaster Peter Frajola

Here comes Peter – with the sun.

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16. Assistant Principal Cellist Marilyn de Oliveira

“A minute for Mozart.” Marilyn de Oliveira performs for you a four-cello rendition of one of Mozart’s most beloved melodies.

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15. Assistant Concertmaster Erin Furbee and Bassoonist Adam Trussell

Join a garden party with Erin Furbee, Adam Trussell, and a cameo from Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Louis DeMartino.

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14. Violinist Shanshan Zeng and Violist Ningning Jin

Start your day on a cheerful note with a new minute for music duet by Shanshan Zeng and Ningning Jin.

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13. Contrabassoonist Steve Vacchi

We may have hit an all-time low in our latest minute for music. Listen to some of the deepest notes an instrument can achieve, as Steve Vacchi demonstrates one of the largest and most unusual instruments of the orchestra.

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12. Principal Percussionist Niel DePonte

Make Time for Ragtime, with Niel DePonte

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11. Piccoloist Zach Galatis

Today, Oregon Symphony piccoloist Zach Galatis proves you can still sing in close harmony while remaining socially distant.

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10. Violinist Keiko Araki

How do you make constructive use of your time during self-isolation? Violinist Keiko Araki has the answer.

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9. Bassist Nina DeCesare

Bassist Nina DeCesare, with a very obedient audience.

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8. Violinist Yuqi Li

A Day in the Life of Yuqi Li

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7. Principal Clarinetist James Shields

Take a minute to enjoy some beautiful music from Oregon Symphony musician James Shields.

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6. Violists Silu Fei and Ningning Jin

Going for Baroque

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5. Principal Tubist JáTtik Clark and Trombonist Charles Reneau

Music Mingling while Social Distancing

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4. Principal Flutist Martha Long

Don’t worry. You’re not seeing double, triple, or quadruple.

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3. Principal Bassist Colin Corner

Like Father, Like Son

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2. Violinist Emily Cole and Principal Clarinetist James Shields

So many notes in such little time...

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1. Principal Cellist Nancy Ives

Nancy Ives serenades you from her garden with a surprise guest. Hint: She was eggcited to be in the video.

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